Thyroid function. Iodine is the important component of hormones produced by the thyroid that are involved in numerous vital functions in the body, including metabolism, growth, nerve and muscle function, reproduction, regulation of body temperature and blood cell production.
Metabolism. It is needed for the cells to convert food into energy.
Immune system. Contributes to production of phagocytes that eliminate foreign microorganisms and restore the damaged cells.
Food with Iodine
mg / 100g
Iodine deficiency symptoms
- enlarged thyroid
- dry skin
- low blood pressure
- chronic weakness and fatigue
- development of alkalosis - high body acid level
- electrolyte imbalance
Recommended Dietary Allowances:
Infants (0 to 12 Months): 110 – 130 mcg/day
Children (1 to 13 Years): 90 – 120 mcg/day
Adolescents (14 to 18 Years): 150 mcg/day
Adults (19 and older): 150 mcg/day
Lactating Women: 290 mcg/day
Pregnant Women: 220 mcg/day